Two days removed from losing Kliff Kingsbury to his alma mater, Texas A&M showed why they will continue to recruit well without their former offensive coordinator. Understandably so, there’s been some concern by Aggie fans due to the current recruiting momentum they have, but BJ Anderson helped tap back into the Lufkin pipeline today when he earned a commitment from Panther wide receiver Jamal Jeffery.
In the spring, Jeffrey runs the 4X100, 4X200 and long jumps for Lufkin.
The 5-11, 175-pounder caught 23 passes for 563 yards and six touchdowns this season. On the ground, he also added 112 yards rushing and one touchdown. Committing to be an Aggie was something Jeffery has been looking forward to do since he was offered by A&M and he shares his excitement with GigEm247.com.
“Coach Anderson was real excited and he can’t wait to get me down there,” said Jeffery. “The coaches think I can fit the program real well. They want to get me the ball a lot and use me like Kenric McNeal. I can play the slot position and I just want to be an Aggie. It was always A&M for me.”
Jeffery is looking forward to the challenges of playing in the SEC.
“I know they play real good schools,” he said. “I’m going to work hard because I feel like I deserve to be playing against the best. I feel like I bring a lot to the table because I also return kicks and I know I can make guys miss.”
For the east Texas speedster, it was always A&M.
“My dad is a big Aggie fan,” he said. “That’s the school I always wanted to go to. Plus, my recruiting coach Alton Dixon went to A&M and he’s been telling me a lot about the school.”
TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Missouri have all been showing strong interest in Jeffrey and will likely offer down the road.